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  quote   Paul Hunt - Organic Farmer uses Rich Earth™!

My background is I have a degree in Biology and I have studied organic farming practices for many years. After years of organic farming with Espoma Garden Tone and Plant Tone and dolmatic lime, I did my own testing last season and found amazing results by adding Rich Earth™ (OMRI LISTED) minerals to half of one of my raised beds. I wanted to share with you what I grew and what the results were.

I grow Celebrity, Sweet 100s, Homestead tomatoes, Pak Man and Premium Crop broccoli, Snow Ball cauliflower, Candy and Trail Blazer Onions, bell peppers, jalepeno peppers, banana peppers, Yukon Gold and Red Pontiac potatoes, among many other vegetables, all in 400 sq. ft beds. They measure 4' x 50' x 12" deep. In 200 sq. ft of one of the beds I added 4 lbs. of Rich Earth™ and mixed in my usual equal parts Espoma Garden Tone and Plant Tone fertilizer along with a small amount of dolmatic lime to correct the pH. I use a drip irrigation system under ground and to my surprise, I had the best results I've ever had on the 200 sq. ft. side with Rich Earth™. I had bigger root systems on all those plants, thicker broccoli stalks, fuller heads on the brocolli and 1/3 larger cauliflower heads and they ripened one week sooner than the plants without Rich Earth™. I was watering less and had more flowers on the plants, which resulted in a much higher yield. I didn't have to spray as much, there were very few insects and little or no damage to the plants from insects. The vegetables grown on the side withOUT Rich Earth™ were much smaller in size and quantity and more insect damage. Didn't look as good as the Rich Earth™ plants nor did the vegetables taste as good.

The Rich Earth™ vegetables I grow now are so much sweeter than the ones I grew in my "old mix". Each season, I will plant everything with the Rich Earth™ - it has made all the difference in my produce last year and this year. And I don't have to use as much Rich Earth™ as I did the first year which was more than the directions called for, but I thought I had to add more. You really only need to add a small amount 1-2 lbs per 100 sq. ft. and less fertilizer to get super results. Rich Earth™ is a catalyst for the Espoma, I could see it worked better when I added the Rich Earth™ WITH the Espoma. My customers and neighbors notice the taste and see the difference since growing the Rich Earth™ vegetables. The test was a huge success. Just wanted to thank you for such a great product!

Paul Hunt
Eastville, VA

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"The herd manager was impressed that the DMI recovered so quickly after the major disruption of moving the cows. He had anticipated losing 4-5 lbs DMI immediately and slowly recovering through 3 months. He was also impressed that the fat test consistently rose through the Rich Earth™ trial."

Rob Brassard
Eastville, VA

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"Getting old is hell. For the past two years or so after I turned 50, I began to notice what I feel was arthritis in my joints. My shoulder would hurt when I laid in bed on it certain ways and the pain was intense, my thumb joints hurt to the point that when someone with a strong grip shook hands it was very painful. When I met Liz, she told me to try the Rich Earth Liquid Minerals product. I did in fact do that and to my surprise after only a few weeks, the pain is now non-existent. I have done nothing different, no other medications, no change in diet or daily routine. I take two tablespoons each day, and I have noticed an increase in energy level and just feel great. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to anyone. Liz, you have a wonderful product, and I thank you for sharing it with me."

Charlie Bensten, Vice-President
Chesapeake, VA

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For the last 3+ years, I have suffered from a skin condition that several different Dermatologists could not figure out. I tried over a dozen products and still suffered from the same problem. The condition was like Psoriasis but treatment for that condition did not solve the problem. I was resolved that the condition would never improve. That was until I met Liz Witkowski. Liz mentioned that Rich Earth Liquid Minerals had helped some people with skin conditions. I decided to give the product a try. From the moment I applied Rich Earth to my skin, I noticed an almost instant change. After 10 days of using the product every 12 hours, my skin was back to normal. It has been a month, and I have not had a repeat of the skin condition. I cannot express enough how this has improved my life and how grateful I am to Liz and Rich Earth.

Thanks!

Tim Fincham
Virginia Beach, VA

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  quote   BJ Leiderman Grows Award-Winning Tomatoes with Rich Earth™!

BJ Leiderman

National Public Radio composer BJ "Black Thumb" Leiderman stunned his North Virginia Beach neighbors by producing the first ripe tomato of Spring 2000. Leiderman, who was previously noted for his failure to successfully grow even a Chia-Pet, achieved this miracle with the help of Rich Earth™.

"I was afraid to get into gardening, given my history with living matter," said Leiderman, "but I had heard how easy it was to use Rich Earth™ and I thought I'd cast my seeds to the wind. I simply turned the soil, dug my holes, threw in a few spoonfuls (yes, spoonfuls) of Rich Earth™, and popped in my seedlings."

The, uh, fruits of Leiderman's labors is shown above; a beautiful 1930 Depression-Buster tomato, long before anyone in the neighborhood even had buds!
Now, when Leiderman swears, he swears by Rich Earth!

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testimonial imageEvery year I plant lots of pansies in the
fall so I have color in front of my house
throughout the dreary winter. On my porch,
I decorate with many containers and tiered
stands for potted plants. This year,
everyone noticed that the pansies on my
porch were bigger and more beautiful
than ever! The only thing I used in each
pot with the pansies was plain potting soil
and a little Rich Earth. I have enclosed a
few photos of the fantastic pansies to
share with you. Now, I'm a believer and
will always use Rich Earth!

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  Sharon Ashby
Norfolk, VA
 

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"When we went to redo our garden this year we were introduced to a new product in our area. . .Rich Earth. Skeptical at first, we decided to give it a try figuring it couldnt hurt. Last year we had a successful garden in both flowers and vegetables.

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This year, after applying Rich Earth, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, was larger, flowers were more plentiful with vibrant colors and the vegetables are also doing super. We highly recommend Rich Earth to all gardeners. Enclosed are pictures of proof positive. Compare last years garden to this years Rich Earth garden! "
Thank you for a great product!
 

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  Curt Capozzello and Jane Deyo
Virginia Beach, VA

P.S. It also worked on reseeding of our lawn!
 

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Dianthus:
Triples in size in less then 1 month with Rich Earth in clay soil.
Without Rich Earth, stays small.

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Margaret Disharoon
Moyock, NC.

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Cedar tree and grass seed:
After one application of Rich Earth seeds germinate 3 times faster

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Jeff and Doreen Smith
Chesapeake, Va.

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Thought you might like to see our "super elfin" impatiens. Apparently they like Rich Earth...a lot. As you can see these "dwarf" plants dwarf our cat!

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  Evelyn Bowmer
Fort Dodge, IA
 

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I live in a townhouse in Yorktown, VA and the Rose bush in the picture is just 2 years old. Last year I used a brand name rose food-as I had for several years with my other roses-and my flowers did fairly well. Of course, I had to feed them several times a season to keep them going. Near the end of March, I decided to try Rich Earth and within a short time I was amazed as to how my rose bushes were thriving like never before. Though I am not an environmentalist by nature, the fact that Rich Earth is organic-and therefore non-polluting-is a definite plus.

testimonial imageThis Fall I plan on over seeding my small front lawn and I already know I will be using Rich Earth as my only fertilizer. Now if I could only obtain the organic weed killer Liz talked about, I'd really be happy. I'll keep you posted as to how my roses do. Take Care."
 

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  Bob Benzie
Grafton True Value Garden Dept.
 

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testimonial image"Thanks for the terrific Rich Earth! Here is proof that it worked! Last year, my ordinary chrysanthemums just grew and grew with the added Rich Earth - a fantastic sight! and they're on their way back this year. The other side without Rich Earth just faded away. They didn't even make it for the photo I enclosed. What a super difference Rich Earth has made.

Dr. Florence F. Hood
351 Florida Ave.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(Photo taken Fall, 2002 )

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  quote   September 9, 2008
Thanks so much for your help and contribution, of the Rich Earth Minerals you supplied, in our efforts to save the 8-10" caliper transplanted,Live Oak trees, at our Southmoor Condominium Project. As you recall the Va. Tech. Extension Service used some of our trees as an experiment. They lifted those trees,cut away the baskets and burlap,partially washed the root balls and applied 3 different types of experimental applications to the roots and replanted those trees. Those trees are doing well and have gotten new growth.The rest of the Live Oaks were left as the were originally transplanted by the landscaper.Of the trees that Va. Tech did not include in their experiment, were several trees that they deemed as dead or beyond rescue. I applied your Rich Earth Granular product to 3 of those trees, one of which, had only a few green leaves left. That tree now has a lot of new growth and has almost as many leaves as the other Va Tech Live Oaks. The other 2 trees,which were deemed as dying, have also put out new growth and are thriving as well. I also applied Rich Earth to 7 more of the Live Oaks that were not part of the experiment,but were in fair condition to begin with,and I have seen marked improvement in them as well.They look great! In addition I applied it to 6 of our River Birches to see if I could tell a difference between them and the remaining River Birches on the property and they definitely look livelier.Thanks again for your help and your product, I believe that it made a difference in saving the 3 trees and boosting the others.

 
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  David T. Cowen
Senior Project Manager
Dragas Management Corp.
 

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November 26, 2007
Thanks for your generous donation of Rich Earth™ to the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech. Rich Earth™ was used in our newly expanded garden beds as soil amendment. There was also compost and topsoil added to these beds. The soil had very poor drainage and was quite compacted (the area had been used for football parking for 20+ years) The amendments added made a noticable difference to the soil. The plant material in those beds flourished during the first season of growth. We are further expanding the gardens where the conditions are similar. I hope to use Rich Earth™ to help improve the soil in those areas as well. Again, thank you for encouraging us to use Rich Earth™. I look forward to working with you in the future.

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  Stephanie Huckestein
Education and Outreach Coordinator
(formerly Horticulturist)
Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech.
 

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January, 2006
"Appalachian Tree Care has been using Rich Earth Humate for three years and we have seen wonderful results. It is our favorite soil conditioner because of it's high performance and competitive price. We have incorporated Rich Earth Humate into our treatment strategy for hemlocks battling the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

We have saved over 5,000 hemlocks and humate has played a key role inour success. "
 

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  Ryan Franks
President
Appalachian Tree Care, Inc.
 

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"Thank you for the delivery of Rich Earth we received last week. We intend to use your product again this year, as the results we observed were encouraging to say the least. Over the past years we have had problems with the boxwood in our gardens reaching "old age" which is nothing new for boxwood. However, with the onset of the drought coupled with a significant reduction in our staff, we have been taxed to keep our plantings healthy. Since using Rich Earth, it feels like we have added to our staff. The regular bronzing and decline we typically experience during our winters did not occur. The boxwood at the Palace showed remarkable improvement, even though this past winter was the worst we have had in recent years. I am anxious to include Rich Earth as a regular part of our maintenance. Thanks again for offering such a great product."
 

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  Susan Dippre
Landscape Supervisor
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation,Virginia
 

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"We've really enjoyed using your Rich Earth™ product at the Gardens . . .there's a noticeable difference in the growth and health of the rose bushes. I think it's doing a great job!"

Al Lutz
Rosarian, Norfolk Botanical Gardens

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"Last year my daughter, Anne McDaniel, who works for the North Carolina Co, furniture store in Virginia Beach, VA., sent me several small bags of Rich Earth.

Anne has a degree in horticulture from the University of Michigan. Our family came from Germany and I have some of the original rose shrubs that my grandparents brought with them in 1915. I grow tomatoes and a small vegetable garden every year. I put some of the Rich Earth in with the soil I planted tomatoes. Much to my surprise I seemed to have over a dozen on one plant alone. I also grew some other vegetables and the first time in years won a Blue Ribbon at the Michigan State Fair for my Rich Earth tomatoes! I also sprinkled my front lawn and even the chemical lawn service rep asked me what I put on the lawn to make it look so good.

This year Anne sent me a 50 lb. bag of Rich Earth and I can't wait until I see the results!

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  Lucy Stronghardt
Royal Oak, MI
 

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"Hi--Just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed using your product! I received a sample from you last fall and used it on my orchids and houseplants. I am using it currently diluted in water for my seedlings first fertilizer feedings. Wow! I'm very pleased with the results. I can get Rich Earth here locally in Elizabeth City, NC. A gal who works there recommended it when I met her at a social function. I have just put in a 10 x 14 foot bog garden and will be adding some Rich Earth to the mix. I'm not sure of how much to add so will play it by ear. I just wanted to let you know that I have told many people about it and since I am an organic gardener it has just been the ticket! "
 

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  Jan Hepworth
Elizabeth City, NC
 

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By adding Rich Earth our seeds come up three times faster and healthier. Our vegetables taste great, the minerals in the soil makes them much sweeter!
 
Ken and Terry Keiger
Whaleyville (Organic) Farm, Suffolk, VA

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I tried everything on my gardenia - yellow leaves. One application of Rich Earth made a noticeable change and after the second time, all the leaves were green and I had an abundance of large flowers.
 
Linda Price
Wedgwood Gardens
Norfolk, VA

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Liz, I just wanted you to know how impressed I am with Rich Earth. This past summer, I planted a small garden, which included tomatoes, oriental eggplant, cucumbers and squash. When I planted each plant, I put a small quantity of Rich Earth in the hole. The garden plot was loaned to me by the school where my wife teaches. The only trouble with it was that access to water was limited, and, as you know, we suffered a terrible drought this past summer. Despite the lack of rain and proper irrigation, I was amazed at how productive my little garden was! We got so many eggplants we couldn't eat them all ourselves--from just six plants! I can only attribute its success to the Rich Earth. I can't wait to see how a garden will do with Rich Earth and proper water this year! Thank you!
 

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  Gary Ball
Chesapeake, VA
 

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Thanks so much for all the samples of the Rich Earth mineral supplement. We tried the Rich Earth in our own vegetable gardens here at the nursery. As a casual experiment, we planted one raised bed of tomatoes with the Rich Earth and one with our usual fertilizer regimen - and did the same with two matching beds of pepper plants. I was impressed to see the deep green of the Rich Earth treated plants - as well as with the large and healthy fruits we harvested. We've never had such luck with peppers. We believe it definitely makes up for some of our soil deficiencies.

This year we plan to experiment with the Rich Earth to see if we can measure a difference when it is applied to our nursery container stock - either solo or in addition to our regular time-release fertilizer.

I'm delighted to have a natural supplement that we can recommend to our website customers who are organic growers and therefore prefer not to use chemical fertilizers.

All the best,
 

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  Sybil Mays
Paradise Nursery
Blackwater, VA
 

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This has been our best crop in 40 years by far. I only hope that Rich Earth could be sold locally.
 
Dick Zwick
Hollywood Fla.

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We have tested Rich Earth™ on annuals in our nursery and especially Alberta Spruce with great results! We will be trying Rich Earth™ on other plants throughout our green houses in the future. We strongly recommend it to our customers.
 
R. Wayne Reeves
Owner
Four Seasons Nursery

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We grew the best tasting tomatoes ever with Rich Earth™! No blight and didn’t need to use pesticides. We went from selling one box of tomatoes a day at the Farmers’ Market to six and seven boxes a day of the Rich Earth™ tomatoes!”
 
Whitener Farms
Suffolk, VA

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From "In The Garden with Andre Viette": when callers call in to his talk show complaining of poor soil conditions, Andre Viette tells them "you need to get yourself a bag of Rich Earth™ Soil Conditioner"
 
Andre and Mark Viette
Fisherville, VA

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. . .I used Rich Earth™ in my flower and vegetable gardens at home and a section of the York County Learning Garden (where nothing would ever grow!). The results were fantastic and I would recommend Rich Earth™ for anyone who wants to improve soil, plants, or increase produce.

Liz Tragle
York County Master Gardener
York County, VA

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We always had good blueberries over the last 40 years. This year we had the sweetest blueberries ever after adding Rich Earth™. . .and we just about doubled our yield. We tell everybody about Rich Earth™.
 
Green and Growing Landscaping
Chesapeake, VA

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I used Rich Earth™ on my flower beds along the Lafayette River to help my annuals and my juniper pacifica. The plants were very stressed due to several floodings in the spring of 2000. . .as summer progressed I was truly amazed by the difference in the appearance, size and health of the plants in the flower bed that received Rich Earth™. Please feel free to use me as a reference. . . "
 
Claus Ihlemann
Owner of Decorum Furniture/The Palace Shops
Norfolk. VA

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I had some plants that were literally dying on their feet. . .I put some Rich Earth™ around my plants and they are now green and blooming beautifully again. . .A dedicated User. . .”

Zola Clark
Norfolk, Virginia

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After 1 month, WOW, what a difference with Rich Earth™. No other fertilizer used.

Margaret Disharoon
Moyock, North Carolina

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“T. L. Senn of Clemson University has done extensive research with humates and his work verifies that they have horticultural benefits.
 
Robert Stiffler
Garden Columnist
The Virginian-Pilot

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"We've had impressive results using the Rich Earth™ on our rose beds. With the hot, humid Hampton Roads summers, sometimes our plants need all the help they can get.
 
Vern Miller
Assistant Rosarian
Norfolk Botanical Gardens

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Within 72 hours, I already see excellent results from using Rich Earth™ on our tomato seedlings in the green house. . .this is very exciting." (phone message)

Dr. Schlichting
Professor of Environmental Sciences
Michigan University

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Wha Our Customers Say

. . . The boxwood at the Palace
showed remarkable improvement, even though this past winter was
the worst we have had in recent
years. I am anxious to include
Rich Earth as a regular part of our
maintenance. Thanks again for offering such a great product. "

Susan Dippre
Landscape Supervisor
Colonial Williamsburg
Foundation,Virginia

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